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Arsenic is a toxic silvery metalloid.

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Properties of ArsenicHide

Atomic Number:
Atomic Weight:
Melting Point:
1090 K (1363°C, 1502°F)
Boiling Point:
887 K (1160°C, 1136°F)
5.73 g/cm3

Uses of ArsenicHide

The primary use of arsenic is to allow with other metals, such as lead and brass.

Specialist compounds such as gallium arsenide are important semiconductor materials.

It is used in agriculture, historically as a wood preservative and as insecticides and poisons, however the use of arsenic is now heavily regulated across much of the world and these uses have shrunk.

Other Commodities associated with Arsenic *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Arsenic)
Silver3448,5164.04% of all Silver deposits have Arsenic.56.86% of all Arsenic deposits have Silver.
Antimony21779427.33% of all Antimony deposits have Arsenic.35.87% of all Arsenic deposits have Antimony.
Lead2136,2293.42% of all Lead deposits have Arsenic.35.21% of all Arsenic deposits have Lead.
Copper2127,4002.86% of all Copper deposits have Arsenic.35.04% of all Arsenic deposits have Copper.
Gold21119,4391.09% of all Gold deposits have Arsenic.34.88% of all Arsenic deposits have Gold.
Zinc1483,5794.14% of all Zinc deposits have Arsenic.24.46% of all Arsenic deposits have Zinc.
Mercury13788115.55% of all Mercury deposits have Arsenic.22.64% of all Arsenic deposits have Mercury.
Bismuth7824731.58% of all Bismuth deposits have Arsenic.12.89% of all Arsenic deposits have Bismuth.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Important ores of ArsenicHide

Deposits of ArsenicHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
  • New South Wales
    • Clarke Co.
      • Rockvale
    • Clive Co.
      • Bolivia
      • Clive
    • Fitzroy Co.
      • Dundurrabin
    • Raleigh Co.
      • Urunga
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Hafner group
        • Pölla valley
          • Lanisch
            • Arsenic mine
  • Nordland
    • Sørfold
  • Rogaland
      • Nærbø
  • Northern Caucasus Region
    • Kabardino-Balkarian Republic
      • Elbrus Mt
  • Alabama
    • Clay Co.
      • Cragford District
    • Randolph Co.
  • Alaska
    • Aleutians East Borough
      • Alaska Peninsula District
    • Aleutians West Borough
      • Aleutian Islands District
        • Steeple Mountain Prospect
      • Aleutians District
    • Bethel Borough
      • Aniak District
      • Bethel District
      • Fortymile District
      • Iditarod District
      • McGrath District
      • Yentna District
    • Denali Borough
      • Kantishna District
      • McGrath District
      • Yentna District
    • Dillingham Borough
      • Aniak District
      • Bristol Bay District
      • Bristol Bay Region District
    • Fairbanks North Star Borough
      • Fairbanks District
    • Haines Borough
      • Juneau District
        • Skagway District
    • Hoonah-Angoon Borough
      • Admiralty District
      • Chichagof District
      • Juneau District
      • Petersburg District
    • Juneau Borough
      • Admiralty District
      • Juneau District
    • Kenai Peninsula Borough
      • Hope District
    • Ketchikan Gateway Borough
      • Ketchikan District
    • Kodiak Island Borough
      • Bristol Bay District
    • Lake and Peninsula Borough
      • Alaska Peninsula District
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Valdez Creek District
        • Camp Creek Prospect
      • Willow Creek District
      • Yentna District
    • Nome Borough
      • Nome District
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Fairhaven District
      • Noatak District
    • Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Borough
      • Ketchikan District
        • Baker Island
          • Port San Antonio
        • Prince of Wales Island
          • Black Bear Lake
          • Hollis
          • Kasaan Peninsula
            • Tolstoi Mountain
          • Klawock
          • Klawock Lake
          • Maybeso Creek
          • Nichols Bay
    • Sitka Borough
      • Chicagof District
      • Chichagof District
    • Southeast Fairbanks Borough
      • Black District
      • Delta River District
      • Eagle District
      • Fortymile District
      • Goodpaster District
      • Tok District
    • Valdez-Cordova Borough
      • Chisana District
      • Chistochina District
      • Copper River District
      • Nizina District
      • Prince William Sound District
        • Columbia Red Metals Group Prospect
    • Wrangell-Petersburg Borough
      • Ketchikan District
      • Kupreanof District
      • Petersburg District
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Borough
      • Chandalar District
      • Circle District
      • Hot Springs District
      • Hughes District
      • Iditarod District
      • Innoko District
      • Kaiyuh District
      • Kantishna District
      • Koyukuk District
      • Kuskokwim District
      • McGrath District
      • Melozitna District
      • Rampart District
      • Ruby District
      • Shungnak District
      • Tolovana District
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Goose Creek District
  • Georgia
    • Polk Co.
  • Idaho
    • Blaine Co.
      • Mineral Hill District
    • Boundary Co.
      • Moyie - Yaak District
    • Custer Co.
      • Yankee Fork District
    • Lemhi Co.
      • Blackbird District
  • Minnesota
    • Cook Co.
  • Montana
    • Madison Co.
      • Rochester District (Rabbit District)
    • Park Co.
      • Crevasse District (Crevice District; Jardine District)
      • Emigrant Creek District (Chico District)
    • Sanders Co.
      • Eddy Creek District
      • Plains District
      • Silver Butte District (Vermillion District; Cabinet District)
      • Swamp Creek District
    • Sweet Grass Co.
      • Stillwater Complex
  • Oregon
    • Baker Co.
      • Baker District (Pocahontas District; Auburn District; Minersville District)
      • Cable Cove District
      • Eagle Creek District
      • Rock Creek District
      • Sparta District
      • Unity District
    • Coos Co.
      • Sixes River District
    • Douglas Co.
      • Tiller - Drew
      • Umpqua
    • Grant Co.
      • Bald Mountain District
      • Cable Cove District
      • Granite District
      • Greenhorn District
      • Quartzburg District (Comer District)
      • Red Boy District / Granite Area
      • Susanville District (Comer District)
    • Harney Co.
      • Pueblo District (Denio District)
    • Jackson Co.
      • Gold Hill District
    • Lane Co.
    • Malheur Co.
      • Malheur District (Mormon Basin District)
  • Utah
    • Tooele Co.
      • Deep Creek Mts
        • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
      • Oquirrh Mts
        • Mercur District (Camp Floyd District)
    • Washington Co.
      • Bull Valley District (Bull Valley)
  • Vermont
    • Orange Co.
      • Braintree
        • East Braintree
  • Virginia
    • Floyd Co.
      • Southern Section-Blue Ridge Province
    • Montgomery Co.
      • Southern Section-Blue Ridge Province
    • Prince William Co.
      • Gold-Pyrite Belt
  • Washington
    • Snohomish Co.
      • Hogarty Creek
  • Wyoming
    • Fremont Co.
      • South Pass-Atlantic City District
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